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 **June 1998  Issue, No. 763:** **June 1998  Issue, No. 763:**
  
-P   2 Mittagong to Katoomba by Fazely Read. +|2|Mittagong to Katoomba by Fazely Read| 
-P   5 Club Time:  by Eddy Giacomel. +|5|Club Time:  by Eddy Giacomel| 
-P  ​7 SBW Clubnight Reports by Elwyn Morris +|7|SBW Clubnight Reports by Elwyn Morris| 
- Club Coolana +| |Club Coolana| 
-P  ​8 The Eighty Ninth Federal Crime by Valerie Joy +|8|The Eighty Ninth Federal Crime by Valerie Joy| 
-P  ​10 The May 1998 General Meeting by Barry Wallace. +|10|The May 1998 General Meeting by Barry Wallace| 
-P  ​11 The Grand Traverse by Frank Davis. +|11|The Grand Traverse by Frank Davis| 
-P  ​13 Skinny Dipping by George Mawer. +|13|Skinny Dipping by George Mawer| 
-P  ​14 A Camp on the Colo by Tom Wenman+|14|A Camp on the Colo by Tom Wenman| 
- +| |Footnotes|
- Footnotes +
  
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-P    6 Alpsports  +P    6 Alpsports ​\\ 
-P    9 Eastwood Camping Centre +P    9 Eastwood Camping Centre\\ 
-P    8 U Relax 4 We'll Drive +P    8 U Relax 4 We'll Drive\\ 
-P    12 Willis'​s Walkabouts+P    12 Willis'​s Walkabouts\\
 Back Cover Paddy Pallin Back Cover Paddy Pallin
  
    
- +====== ​Mittagong to Katoomba ​====== 
-Mittagong to Katoomba  + 
 by Fazeley Read  by Fazeley Read 
  
-Rain attended our departure from Sydney Central Station, on the Saturday May 2  midday train to Mittagong. ​ It rained all the way there, setting the pattern for the  next three days, but it was a good thing we did not know that at the time.  ‘To travel hopefully’ we certainly did.  David had arranged for a most obliging Mittagong motellier to meet us at the station and drive us along the Wombeyan Caves Road.  He took us right to Five Hundred Acre Flat, at the confluence of the Wollondilly River and Murruin Creek, saving us a five kilometre walk in the approaching darkness. ​ Our eight day packs contained lunches and snacks for personal consumption,​ three kilograms of group food, plus the usual paraphernalia for autumn walking in the Blue Mountains. ​ My five millimetre thick foam roll drew derisive comments from the thermarest set but I maintained that, with a clear conscience, you can sleep on anything. ​ Besides, it weighs only 90g, as compared with 500g or so of the average thermarest and it’s excellent for fanning a reluctant fire to life.  We toasted our release from city life and the prospect of a good walk with a cup or two of cask white, standing (less contact with the rain) around the fire, then, to bed.+Rain attended our departure from Sydney Central Station, on the Saturday May 2 midday train to Mittagong. ​ It rained all the way there, setting the pattern for the  next three days, but it was a good thing we did not know that at the time.  ‘To travel hopefully’ we certainly did.  David had arranged for a most obliging Mittagong motellier to meet us at the station and drive us along the Wombeyan Caves Road.  He took us right to Five Hundred Acre Flat, at the confluence of the Wollondilly River and Murruin Creek, saving us a five kilometre walk in the approaching darkness. ​ Our eight day packs contained lunches and snacks for personal consumption,​ three kilograms of group food, plus the usual paraphernalia for autumn walking in the Blue Mountains. ​ My five millimetre thick foam roll drew derisive comments from the thermarest set but I maintained that, with a clear conscience, you can sleep on anything. ​ Besides, it weighs only 90g, as compared with 500g or so of the average thermarest and it’s excellent for fanning a reluctant fire to life.  We toasted our release from city life and the prospect of a good walk with a cup or two of cask white, standing (less contact with the rain) around the fire, then, to bed.
  
 Next morning set the pattern for the following eight, with Spiro rising predawn to light the fire and to cook two eight pint billies of porridge, which were followed by a billy of sweet, milky, Greek coffee. ​ What a lovely way to start the day.  David would discuss the route for the day and the party was usually on the way by 8:00 a.m. Next morning set the pattern for the following eight, with Spiro rising predawn to light the fire and to cook two eight pint billies of porridge, which were followed by a billy of sweet, milky, Greek coffee. ​ What a lovely way to start the day.  David would discuss the route for the day and the party was usually on the way by 8:00 a.m.
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 So wretched was the weather that none of us could have guessed, when we went to bed that night, that what lay in store were four fantastic days of glorious sunshine. ​  That sunshine would also bring out a profusion of beautiful fungi, the like of which I cannot recall seeing before. ​ Gone was the rain, and the following morning it was with a sense of exhilaration that we set off for Lacy’s Gap. There are many  kangaroos in the area and according to Jim Barrett’s ‘Yerranderie,​ Story of a Ghost Town’, it is not uncommon for pilots to have to ‘buzz’ the tiny airstrip to clear it of kangaroos before landing. So wretched was the weather that none of us could have guessed, when we went to bed that night, that what lay in store were four fantastic days of glorious sunshine. ​  That sunshine would also bring out a profusion of beautiful fungi, the like of which I cannot recall seeing before. ​ Gone was the rain, and the following morning it was with a sense of exhilaration that we set off for Lacy’s Gap. There are many  kangaroos in the area and according to Jim Barrett’s ‘Yerranderie,​ Story of a Ghost Town’, it is not uncommon for pilots to have to ‘buzz’ the tiny airstrip to clear it of kangaroos before landing.
  
-We walked north along Lacy’s Tableland and dropped down a challenging ridge to Bull Island Creek for lunch. Until now, our lunch times had been too wet to light fires. ​ We would huddle under two dripping fly sheets and wash food down with a cup of cold water, but today, it was hot cup o'​soups,​ teas or coffees. ​ Things were looking up.  Also, conditions looked good for a high camp on Axehead Mountain, but, as the saying goes, ‘he who would have omelette must crack eggs’ - it was a long slow climb to the summit, up steep slopes made slippery by wet ash from the last bush fires. ​ We proceeded west through Green Wattle Gap and on to the AxeHead. ​ Along the tops, the clear air enabled us to enjoy the extensive views. ​ Surely this must be one of the best walking areas in Australia. ​ Tricky rock climbing was required from time to time - nothing to the longer limbed but for me it was,  “Put your right foot here, now put your left foot where your right foot is,” (how?​). ​ Without such blow by blow directions about where to put what, I would still be up there. ​ The intention was to camp on the northern edge of the escarpment to take full advantage of the view, but the capricious wind had other plans for us, forcing a removal of tents and the lighting of another fire in a more sheltered location nearby. ​ There was no difficulty collecting water. ​ It was just a matter of dropping down the nearest gully, fifty metres or so, and filling a dozen four litre wine skins. ​ Tonight’s main course was David’s Chili Con Carne, which we ate while looking at a 180 view of ridges and ranges, the lights of Medlow Bath and the rising moon.+We walked north along Lacy’s Tableland and dropped down a challenging ridge to Bull Island Creek for lunch. Until now, our lunch times had been too wet to light fires. ​ We would huddle under two dripping fly sheets and wash food down with a cup of cold water, but today, it was hot cup o'​soups,​ teas or coffees. ​ Things were looking up.  Also, conditions looked good for a high camp on Axehead Mountain, but, as the saying goes, ‘he who would have omelette must crack eggs’ - it was a long slow climb to the summit, up steep slopes made slippery by wet ash from the last bush fires. ​ We proceeded west through Green Wattle Gap and on to the AxeHead. ​ Along the tops, the clear air enabled us to enjoy the extensive views. ​ Surely this must be one of the best walking areas in Australia. ​ Tricky rock climbing was required from time to time - nothing to the longer limbed but for me it was,  “Put your right foot here, now put your left foot where your right foot is,” (how?​). ​ Without such blow by blow directions about where to put what, I would still be up there. ​ The intention was to camp on the northern edge of the escarpment to take full advantage of the view, but the capricious wind had other plans for us, forcing a removal of tents and the lighting of another fire in a more sheltered location nearby. ​ There was no difficulty collecting water. ​ It was just a matter of dropping down the nearest gully, fifty metres or so, and filling a dozen four litre wine skins. ​ Tonight’s main course was David’s Chili Con Carne, which we ate while looking at a 180 degree ​view of ridges and ranges, the lights of Medlow Bath and the rising moon.
  
-  + ​“Plates for Porridge,​” boomed Spiro in basso profundo. I had just awoken, in my secluded little overhang! ​ Where would we have been without Spiro, who stirred us into action early each morning? ​ After breakfast we descended the Axehead, walked ​ a short distance along  Butcher’s Creek (named after a cattle duffer who built a stockyard there) and up on to the Scott’s Main Range road.  Four kilometres on, we left the road and took a clearly defined steep, open ridge which eventually brought us to the confluence of Flower Garden Creek and the Kowmung River. ​ I couldn’t believe my eyes.  Prior to Easter, the Kowmung was a sad series of pools laced together by thin, sluggish streams. ​ Could I have dreamt that it had been so bad, I wondered, as I looked at it now, muddied and rushing by with all  the importance of a major river. Total immersions were made by a hardy few in the interests of cleanliness. ​ I will not dwell on the pitiful gasps, bravely muffled. ​ After the usual wood gathering and fire lighting, Dave and Judy cooked that old favourite of the Royal Family, lentils and Chinese mushrooms.
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-“Plates for Porridge,​” boomed Spiro in basso profundo. I had just awoken, in my secluded little overhang! ​ Where would we have been without Spiro, who stirred us into action early each morning? ​ After breakfast we descended the Axehead, walked ​ a short distance along  Butcher’s Creek (named after a cattle duffer who built a stockyard there) and up on to the Scott’s Main Range road.  Four kilometres on, we left the road and took a clearly defined steep, open ridge which eventually brought us to the confluence of Flower Garden Creek and the Kowmung River. ​ I couldn’t believe my eyes.  Prior to Easter, the Kowmung was a sad series of pools laced together by thin, sluggish streams. ​ Could I have dreamt that it had been so bad, I wondered, as I looked at it now, muddied and rushing by with all  the importance of a major river. Total immersions were made by a hardy few in the interests of cleanliness. ​ I will not dwell on the pitiful gasps, bravely muffled. ​ After the usual wood gathering and fire lighting, Dave and Judy cooked that old favourite of the Royal Family, lentils and Chinese mushrooms.+
  
 On Friday morning we waterproofed packs in readiness for a possible deep crossing, and walked down stream. ​ No difficulty was experienced,​ and we soon arrived at Gingra Creek which was flowing strongly. ​ Five hundred metres along the Gingra we turned north up the steep Stockyard Spur to Compagnoni Pass and on to Tiwilla Plateau. ​ The abrasive scrub on top was extensive and punishing. ​ It scratched like cats’ claws, but there was no alternative. ​ It was ‘trust and obey, there’s no other way’ as we followed David. ​ Painful progress was eventually rewarded with a stunning view of Sydney, a hundred kilometres or so to the east!  The wind must have cleared away the normal smog, and there it was, shimmering white, our Promised Land, where we would find fresh food and clean clothes. ​ Encroaching darkness made Dex Creek, beyond the summit of Mount Cloudmaker, a more attractive option than floundering around in that scrub, looking for the elusive Hundred Man Cave. On Friday morning we waterproofed packs in readiness for a possible deep crossing, and walked down stream. ​ No difficulty was experienced,​ and we soon arrived at Gingra Creek which was flowing strongly. ​ Five hundred metres along the Gingra we turned north up the steep Stockyard Spur to Compagnoni Pass and on to Tiwilla Plateau. ​ The abrasive scrub on top was extensive and punishing. ​ It scratched like cats’ claws, but there was no alternative. ​ It was ‘trust and obey, there’s no other way’ as we followed David. ​ Painful progress was eventually rewarded with a stunning view of Sydney, a hundred kilometres or so to the east!  The wind must have cleared away the normal smog, and there it was, shimmering white, our Promised Land, where we would find fresh food and clean clothes. ​ Encroaching darkness made Dex Creek, beyond the summit of Mount Cloudmaker, a more attractive option than floundering around in that scrub, looking for the elusive Hundred Man Cave.
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 Where: 1:25 000 CMA maps Barrallier, Bindook, Yerranderie,​ Kanangra, Jenolan, Jamison. ​ Where: 1:25 000 CMA maps Barrallier, Bindook, Yerranderie,​ Kanangra, Jenolan, Jamison. ​
  
-CLUB TIME  - MONTHLY DINNERS AND GENERAL MEETINGS - YOUR FEEDBACK by Eddy Giacomel ​+ 
 +====== Club Time ====== 
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 + 
 +MONTHLY DINNERS AND GENERAL MEETINGS - YOUR FEEDBACK by Eddy Giacomel ​
  
 Whilst meeting friends on bushwalks may keep friendships alive, making and keeping the club a good club involves meeting others on a regular basis and having informal time to develop and deepen friendships and to plan walks and other activities. Whilst meeting friends on bushwalks may keep friendships alive, making and keeping the club a good club involves meeting others on a regular basis and having informal time to develop and deepen friendships and to plan walks and other activities.
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 However, it remains your club.  Plans and schemes will fail if they are not in line with opinions within the club.  Hence your feedback. ​ I would appreciate your comments on the above and suggestions about what else could be done to improve the quality of club time.  Even if you agree with what is happening, let me know - its good to know that you agree with what is happening. ​ If you don't agree or have other suggestions or know what worked well in the past - again let me know.  Alternatively,​ write an article for the magazine. ​ You don't have to be a long standing member of the club - we also need to know what newer members of the club think. ​ This is not a critical issue, the club is not about to die.  However, the better we make club time, the better a club we make. However, it remains your club.  Plans and schemes will fail if they are not in line with opinions within the club.  Hence your feedback. ​ I would appreciate your comments on the above and suggestions about what else could be done to improve the quality of club time.  Even if you agree with what is happening, let me know - its good to know that you agree with what is happening. ​ If you don't agree or have other suggestions or know what worked well in the past - again let me know.  Alternatively,​ write an article for the magazine. ​ You don't have to be a long standing member of the club - we also need to know what newer members of the club think. ​ This is not a critical issue, the club is not about to die.  However, the better we make club time, the better a club we make.
  
-Eddy Giacomel ​+Eddy Giacomel, Phone & fax 9144 5095,​internet giacomel@tpgi.com.au, ​ post 17 Putarri Ave St Ives 2075, or approach me at the club. 
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-Phone & fax 9144 5095,  +====== SBW Clubnight Reports ======
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-internet giacomel@tpgi.com.au,​  +
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-post 17 Putarri Ave St Ives 2075  +
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-or approach me at the club. +
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-SBW CLUBNIGHT REPORTS  ​by Elwyn Morris+by Elwyn Morris
  
 AROUND, OVER AND INTO THE CREVASSE AROUND, OVER AND INTO THE CREVASSE
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 MID-WINTER FEAST from 6.30 PM on June 24 - bring a plate; the club will provide wine and drinks. MID-WINTER FEAST from 6.30 PM on June 24 - bring a plate; the club will provide wine and drinks.
  
-CLUB COOLANA  
  
 +====== Club Coolana ======
 +
 Soon we will have a new barbeque at Coolana. ​ Watch this space for details as they unfold. The mowing, weeding, burning, clearing, and planting continues. Joan has all manner of plans for weed control. The river flats of Coolana look beautiful and are a delightful place to camp on. Soon we will have a new barbeque at Coolana. ​ Watch this space for details as they unfold. The mowing, weeding, burning, clearing, and planting continues. Joan has all manner of plans for weed control. The river flats of Coolana look beautiful and are a delightful place to camp on.
  
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 +====== The Eighty Ninth Federal Crime ======
  
-THE EIGHTY NINTH FEDERAL CRIME* ​by Valerie Joy+by Valerie Joy
  
 No, it was not acts of conspiracy, illegal imports or plots of piracy on the high seas, but intrepid bushwalkers passing close enough to see the faded Federal Government warnings “Keep out”. These were close by the Holsworthy Army training reserve on the Georges River. I had never walked in this area before, between Minto and Leumeah stations in the Boronia Reserve, but liked the part along the river especially, recently swollen by the past month’s rain. No, it was not acts of conspiracy, illegal imports or plots of piracy on the high seas, but intrepid bushwalkers passing close enough to see the faded Federal Government warnings “Keep out”. These were close by the Holsworthy Army training reserve on the Georges River. I had never walked in this area before, between Minto and Leumeah stations in the Boronia Reserve, but liked the part along the river especially, recently swollen by the past month’s rain.
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 * a reference to Section 89 of the Commonwealth Crimes Act, 1914-1973. ​ * a reference to Section 89 of the Commonwealth Crimes Act, 1914-1973. ​
  
-"U RELAX 4 WE'LL DRIVE"+====== The May 1998 General Meeting ======
  
-Experience Tropical North Queensland as you wish, the choice is yours. ​ We specialise in customised tours for small special interest parties +by Barry Wallace
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-# Trek in pristine rainforests or rugged sandstone country. +
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-# See the Daintree and Bloomfield regions plus quaint Cooktown (while it still is!) +
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-# Visit remote aboriginal areas, meet the locals and learn about their culture. +
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-# Experience the Gulf Savannah Region - an exciting area seldom visited. +
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-# Adventure to central and far western Queensland - the real outback. +
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-# Visit the Reef - dive or snorkel.  +
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-# Trek, cycle, balloon, kayak, canoe, snorkel, dive, sail, birdwatch or just relax. +
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-# 2 bedroom self contained unit available in Cairns at very reasonable rates. +
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-# All tours in luxury, air conditioned 8 seater 4 wheel drive fully guided.  +
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-Contact John Hogan (S.B.W. member) on (07) 4054 3313 or 015 066 870 to plan your "​adventures in paradise"​. +
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-The May 1998 General Meeting. ​by Barry Wallace.+
  
 The meeting was already underway when your scribe, fresh from confronting the local parking problems, arrived at 2004.  There were around 20 members present at the time but we missed the apologies. ​ The minutes of the April general meeting were read and received with no matters arising. ​ There was no correspondence. The meeting was already underway when your scribe, fresh from confronting the local parking problems, arrived at 2004.  There were around 20 members present at the time but we missed the apologies. ​ The minutes of the April general meeting were read and received with no matters arising. ​ There was no correspondence.
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  There was no report for Kris Stephenson'​s Saturday walk out from Evans lookout on Saturday 2nd May.  Anne McGuire reported a good walk for the party of 14 who endured some drizzle on her trip out from Glenbrook on the Sunday. ​ Bill Hope reported a party of seven and some rain on his walk out from Neates Glen the same day.  There was no report for Kris Stephenson'​s Saturday walk out from Evans lookout on Saturday 2nd May.  Anne McGuire reported a good walk for the party of 14 who endured some drizzle on her trip out from Glenbrook on the Sunday. ​ Bill Hope reported a party of seven and some rain on his walk out from Neates Glen the same day.
  
- The report for Ian Rannard'​s walk around the cemetery at Rookwood on the Tuesday brought out the worst of the jokers. ​ There were three on the walk and some rain.+The report for Ian Rannard'​s walk around the cemetery at Rookwood on the Tuesday brought out the worst of the jokers. ​ There were three on the walk and some rain.
  
- Peter Kaye cancelled his walk on the Goulburn River scheduled for 8, 9 May, but Oliver Crawford reported 14 starters and good weather for his trip in the Gardens of Stone National Park that weekend. ​ Alan Donnelley'​s Springwood to Glenbrook walk on the Saturday had a party of 9 enjoying good weather and Wilf Hilder reported visits to several Buddhist temples for the 10 on his Minto to Lumeah walk.  The Sunday walk that weekend fell to George Mawer'​s training weekend out from Glenbrook with a party of four.+Peter Kaye cancelled his walk on the Goulburn River scheduled for 8, 9 May, but Oliver Crawford reported 14 starters and good weather for his trip in the Gardens of Stone National Park that weekend. ​ Alan Donnelley'​s Springwood to Glenbrook walk on the Saturday had a party of 9 enjoying good weather and Wilf Hilder reported visits to several Buddhist temples for the 10 on his Minto to Lumeah walk.  The Sunday walk that weekend fell to George Mawer'​s training weekend out from Glenbrook with a party of four.
  
- Curiously enough, Bill Holland reported his mid week walk from St Ives to Lindfield as excellent with a party of nine.  This ended the walks reports for the month.+Curiously enough, Bill Holland reported his mid week walk from St Ives to Lindfield as excellent with a party of nine.  This ended the walks reports for the month.
  
- Conservation report indicated that the National Parks and Wildlife Service Draft Tourism Strategy and Blue Mountains National Park plan of management are under review.+Conservation report indicated that the National Parks and Wildlife Service Draft Tourism Strategy and Blue Mountains National Park plan of management are under review.
  
- Confederation report expressed concern at the move to pass the Canyon Colliery leasehold area over to private ownership for use as a combined tourist wildlife and heritage area.  There was an uncharitable view that this process was designed, in part, to remove the need to remediate the Colliery area, by making of it a tourist theme area showing how these things used to end up in the bad old days.  Confederation will write opposing on principle the alienation of leasehold areas to private ownership. ​ (Should set them up well with John Howard and the National Party.) ​ Confederation has provided a donation to assist in representation of conservation views at the commission of inquiry into the proposal to greatly expand bed numbers in the Perisher Valley ski resort area.  Last heard of it was Peter Prineas versus five lawyers. ​ NPA have received a letter of rebuke from a Peter Stephens of NPWS over their programming of  "​trackless walks" in the Royal.  ​+Confederation report expressed concern at the move to pass the Canyon Colliery leasehold area over to private ownership for use as a combined tourist wildlife and heritage area.  There was an uncharitable view that this process was designed, in part, to remove the need to remediate the Colliery area, by making of it a tourist theme area showing how these things used to end up in the bad old days.  Confederation will write opposing on principle the alienation of leasehold areas to private ownership. ​ (Should set them up well with John Howard and the National Party.) ​ Confederation has provided a donation to assist in representation of conservation views at the commission of inquiry into the proposal to greatly expand bed numbers in the Perisher Valley ski resort area.  Last heard of it was Peter Prineas versus five lawyers. ​ NPA have received a letter of rebuke from a Peter Stephens of NPWS over their programming of  "​trackless walks" in the Royal.  ​
  
 There was no general business, so after announcements the meeting closed at 2044.  There was no general business, so after announcements the meeting closed at 2044. 
  
-THE GRAND TRAVERSE ​by Frank Davis+====== The Grand Traverse ====== 
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 +by Frank Davis
  
 Greenstone Valley - Routeburn Walk Greenstone Valley - Routeburn Walk
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 Day 6 Last photos of Routeburn Falls before taking the well graded track to Routeburn Flats. The track follows the river into the gorge, passing beside a tangle of huge piled up boulders named 'The Sump', through which the river thunders. Day 6 Last photos of Routeburn Falls before taking the well graded track to Routeburn Flats. The track follows the river into the gorge, passing beside a tangle of huge piled up boulders named 'The Sump', through which the river thunders.
  
-  + We lunched at Forge Flat, once a staging area for pack horses, a majestic sunlit bend in the river in which we lingered so long we then had to 'step out' to catch the bus.
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-We lunched at Forge Flat, once a staging area for pack horses, a majestic sunlit bend in the river in which we lingered so long we then had to 'step out' to catch the bus.+
  
 Glimpses of the gorge wall were revealed through the trees but it was only after crossing the river and reaching Routeburn Road End that a clear view of the gorge was possible. Glimpses of the gorge wall were revealed through the trees but it was only after crossing the river and reaching Routeburn Road End that a clear view of the gorge was possible.
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 Frank Davis, April 1998 Frank Davis, April 1998
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 +====== Skinny Dipping ======
  
-SKINNY-DIPPING:​ why you should always wear your sunniesby George Mawer.+Why you should always wear your sunniesby George Mawer.
  
 The results of a small survey show that most readers thought the April magazine was very good.  Most said it was a professional looking publication with good layout. ​ Some people especially liked the last page being left blank for making notes (or other purposes). ​ There were comments from some that that fellow James is heavily relied upon for most of the copy but he varies his style a lot so his stuff is usually informative and often entertaining and most said they look forward to reading his contributions. ​ It was noted also that the other chap Wallace always produces a page or two for every magazine and of course there are the advertisers who manage to fill a few pages each month. ​ It was recommended that these people be congratulated and encouraged to keep up their good work.  The results of a small survey show that most readers thought the April magazine was very good.  Most said it was a professional looking publication with good layout. ​ Some people especially liked the last page being left blank for making notes (or other purposes). ​ There were comments from some that that fellow James is heavily relied upon for most of the copy but he varies his style a lot so his stuff is usually informative and often entertaining and most said they look forward to reading his contributions. ​ It was noted also that the other chap Wallace always produces a page or two for every magazine and of course there are the advertisers who manage to fill a few pages each month. ​ It was recommended that these people be congratulated and encouraged to keep up their good work. 
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 Please note that Ms Somebody Else is a charming lady and a gifted writer. My relationship with her is platonic and totally in the interest of this magazine. Editor ​ Please note that Ms Somebody Else is a charming lady and a gifted writer. My relationship with her is platonic and totally in the interest of this magazine. Editor ​
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 ====== A Camp On The Colo ====== ====== A Camp On The Colo ======
    
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 by Tom Wenman  by Tom Wenman
  
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 We leave the creek by a ridge which those of us who have been there before, assure the remainder is much less scrubby than that by which we descended. ​ Alas for our reputations,​ time has provided some good strong growth and our predictions are false. ​ Nevertheless a splendid view is to be had from the top, and we enjoy it, before plunging once more into the scrub, and thence to the cars.  We leave the creek by a ridge which those of us who have been there before, assure the remainder is much less scrubby than that by which we descended. ​ Alas for our reputations,​ time has provided some good strong growth and our predictions are false. ​ Nevertheless a splendid view is to be had from the top, and we enjoy it, before plunging once more into the scrub, and thence to the cars. 
  
-FOOTNOTES ​ by Patrick James+ 
 +====== Footnotes ====== 
 +   
 +by Patrick James
  
 This issue is a little it early so that I can have a bit of a holiday. ​ No the Committee is not sending me to Hawaii again, but more of that next month.  ​ This issue is a little it early so that I can have a bit of a holiday. ​ No the Committee is not sending me to Hawaii again, but more of that next month.  ​
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 The big news this month is the wedding of Michele Powel and Owen Kimberley. ​ In beautiful air conditioned comfort, overlooking the blue and tranquil water of the South Pacific Ocean, bright and early on the last day in May (a gloriously sunny Sunday) Michele and Owen exchanged wedding vows before by a happy throng of family and friends.  ​ The big news this month is the wedding of Michele Powel and Owen Kimberley. ​ In beautiful air conditioned comfort, overlooking the blue and tranquil water of the South Pacific Ocean, bright and early on the last day in May (a gloriously sunny Sunday) Michele and Owen exchanged wedding vows before by a happy throng of family and friends.  ​
  
-The happy couple plan to spend their honeymoon in PNG. Not just an ordinary honeymoon but one walking the Kokada ​trail, and in case they might get lost or lonely or bored by themselves they'​re taking eight others with them. What a good idea, have a honeymoon and take your friends along. ​ The tradition of bushwalkers marrying bushwalkers lives on.  Congratulations and best wishes Michele and Owen from your friends at SBW and from the management and staff of The Sydney Bushwalker.+The happy couple plan to spend their honeymoon in PNG. Not just an ordinary honeymoon but one walking the Kokoda ​trail, and in case they might get lost or lonely or bored by themselves they'​re taking eight others with them. What a good idea, have a honeymoon and take your friends along. ​ The tradition of bushwalkers marrying bushwalkers lives on.  Congratulations and best wishes Michele and Owen from your friends at SBW and from the management and staff of The Sydney Bushwalker.
  
 To all whom it may concern a happy Italian National Day (2 June) and a happy Portugal National Day (10 June). The 22nd of month, perhaps on the day you receive the Magazine is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.  Now the days start getting longer and a bit warmer. ​ Another thing to look forward to is the start of the financial year; and yes its tax time again. The Mid-Winter Feast is on 24 June, see the note on page whatever of this issue. ​ To all whom it may concern a happy Italian National Day (2 June) and a happy Portugal National Day (10 June). The 22nd of month, perhaps on the day you receive the Magazine is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.  Now the days start getting longer and a bit warmer. ​ Another thing to look forward to is the start of the financial year; and yes its tax time again. The Mid-Winter Feast is on 24 June, see the note on page whatever of this issue. ​
  
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